Category Archives: genocide

NOT MANAGED WELL

NOT MANAGED WELL

Diabetes, not managed well,

Will lead to a personal hell…

Overdue delay

Shoots the day,

On darker things one tends to dwell!

Blood sugar, too high or low,

Causes depression to grow…

Mental confusion

And psychic delusion

Are closer than a stone’s throw.

–Jonathan Caswell

FOR ROBIN WILLIAMS

FOR ROBIN WILLIAMS:

(An opinion, based upon experience and the Bible)

We grieve for another’s expression

Of despair concerning depression…

Robin, I see

You’re just like me

Except I found value in session.(1)–A footnote.

Many folks say “look inside”

To find where truth may abide…

Perhaps he, like me,

Found it empty

With little to show for our pride!

Through counseling I accept

The parts of me “disrept” (2)…

As God does of me

In love that He

Has for eternity kept.

Dare I compare him with me,

We both have creativity…

With inner drive

To create and feel alive,

And shadows from which we flee!

It often is a race

Keeping projects to face…

But still seeing

One’s happiness fleeing,

To leave us without a trace.

We most creative of clowns

Fight pain that always brings us down…

All you depressed

Know I’ve expressed

Nothing if not within bounds.

The difference with Jonathan Caswell

Is that his soul didn’t sell….

Out to the world,

Into God he curled

So the world became not his cell.

God’s word taken within,

Relieves one of personal sin…

Treating symptoms without

Has no clout

In finding a life to win!

–Jonathan Caswell

(1) session…in a counseling session

(2) “disrept”…short for disreputable…to rhyme with!

DIABETIC ADVICE CONCERNING STRESS

DIABETIC ADVICE CONCERNING STRESS

My nutritionist says I must

Not eat so much that I bust…

But try calming down,

Take time to walk around

And try not to drown sorrows in pie crust!

–Jonathan Caswell

(Well…carbohydrates, anyway!)

A “FIRE QUEEN” REPRISE

A “FIRE QUEEN” REPRISE

Lovely looking and strong,

Finding a man to do wrong…

Caring not til

She bends his will,

Then treats him like a dirty thong.

–Jonathan Caswell

(Inspired by “Fire Queen”, by Cicely Robin Laing, and other works)

PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

(A Faith Statement)

The People–both Christians and Jews–

Follow the Bible (old news)…

Supposedly respected

Yet dissected

By other religious views.

Those who accept the whole,

Use faith to reach their goal…

Of course Man can look

And he’ll “mistook”

Passages he thinks are droll.

Instead of biting and sniping,

Christians and Jews find exciting…

Common ground

God’s people are found

As Jews…a prospect inviting.

Replacement theology,

Ignores God’s message clearly…

Saying Jews are the guys,

The apple of His eye–

To claim otherwise costs dearly!

Yes, Christian/ Muslim thought

Is often found fraught…

With trying to outdo

The law of the Jew,

Thinking God’s gifts are naturally bought.

Yet God’s words still stand,

Unfettered by conniving Man…

Who would put aside

What God doth provide,

Jesus the Jew is God’s man!

–Jonathan Caswell

ABOUT SUFFERING…

ABOUT SUFFERING…

(More opinion…closer to home!)

The point about suffering,

Is it takes PEOPLE to bring…

Compassion to bear

And be merciful where

-Ever is Death’s bitter sting.

I’m for Israel, that’s true,

But that shouldn’t matter to you…

God’s love is the key

And it’s not about me,

But it takes time to work it all through.

Children swamp the U.S.,

All facts point to the President’s mess…

In January, trucks

Were planned (with our bucks?)

To force the issue with great stress.

Do “progressives” care for this suffering,

With no proper screening or threat buffering…

They claim “it’s not Obama”

In the midst of this drama…

He was too busy campaign fund buffing!

Gang members are openly in,

No public debate will begin….

Newspersons clamped down,

No cameras around

But the few who have seen and spoken say it’s a sin.

For what will “progressives” say hooray,

Thousands of voters one day?…

Republicans–no better–

Conforming to the letter

 That says of mature thinking…THROW IT AWAY!

If I didn’t believe in God,

There’d be little hope for this sod…

Coming some day

This will all be swept away,

Because people ignored God’s cattle prod!*

–Jonathan Caswell

* See The Book of Acts of The Apostles 26: 14

YESTERDAY’S BATTLES

YESTERDAY’S BATTLES

(Opinion…hopefully not too political)

Yesterday I was a grouch,

When I see injustice, hollered OUCH…

Suffering enters

Refugee centers

While millions line a leadership pouch.

Sob stories for Palestine

Have always been popular lines…

Our media see

Immediacy,

But ignore between propaganda lines.

Children who’ve lost parents

Are used to find knights-errant…

Of dubious mind

Who willingly blind

Themselves to what’s readily apparent.

Children are hid behind

Or made to suffer next time…

Put in the way

Of danger each day

To satisfy anti-Israeli crimes.

Enough money flows into Gaza

For many shopping plazas…

Yet the people see

Little generosity,

Except for  suicidal data.

Why should we believe in hate

Going back centuries to relate….

Israel stands

In the real God’s hands,

Not making their citizens bait!

This tit-for-tat isn’t right,

The world’s yet to see the light…

Palestinians despised

By other Muslims’ eyes,

As dirt and encouraged to fight.

Israel’s citizens are free,

Jew or Arab, both have dignity…

In Israel–monuments

Are not destroyed–hence

Each religion can save its history.

Of the suffering, leadership coffers,

Should open up with healing/helping offers…

If all the money given

Were released to help the living,

Both sides would have mighty few scoffers!

But you know that really won’t happen,

Power is too precious for tapping…

Money stolen

From suffering now swollen,

Too busy riding herd on Israel’s scrapping!

–Jonathan Caswell

CLEAR AS MUD…AN OPINION

CLEAR AS MUD…AN OPINION

American holidays inclusive,

Are more and more abusive…

Of history

Generally,

By inclusive practice intrusive.

Some media are okay,

With suitable patriotic display,

Playing short blurbs,

Significant words

And facts about this Day.

But with little public school support,

How can we hold the fort…

So many aren’t taught

The facts they ought

To know about our past American comport.*

Few realize

The wool pulled over their eyes…

Educators say

 What they do to hide the way,

Shrouding history in current political guise.

This is NOT always the way it was,

Blurring historical origins because…

To do so would reveal

Our deception’s a big deal,

By thinking a Godly government never was.

–Jonathan Caswell

* comport…behavior, or how one conducts one’s own behavior.

DONE SHOOK UP.

DONE SHOOK UP.

The guy had to quit the military*

‘Cause the soldiers of his aim were wary…

His shaky hands

Irrigated lands

With bullets–extraordinary!

–Jonathan Caswell

* A fictional account of a condition that I happen to have…but never served in the military myself.

BREAK IN CHAIN

BREAK IN CHAIN*

The diabetic ran out

Of his particular kind…

Had to punt with what was available,

And that didn’t ease his mind.

Figuring out a dose

Takes guesswork for sure…

Trying to do what must suffice

To avoid a hospital tour.

A diabetic friend

He hears is cheating badly…

Another with a death wish,

Unless turned–ends sadly!

Payday is today,

The patient can get his swag…

He has his insulin

And his problems are in the bag.

–Jonathan Caswell

* Chain of supply